Free Preseason NFL Prediction: Buccaneers vs Jaguars NFL Odds
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Week 2 NFL Preseason
(0-1) Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0)
Date: Thursday August 17th
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida
ATS Betting Lines: Jags -1.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: OFF
NFL Preseason Betting Total: 41
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The battle of Florida is always intense (sorry I had to say that). Both of these teams are looking to take a step forward this season, though starting from different places.
In Tampa the playoffs aspirations are real. They were close a year ago and can make this season.
For the Jags what is old is new again with Tom Coughlin back int the fold to toughen the franchise and get them pointed in the right direction.
Kick off is set for 8:00 PM ET with the possibility of a decent game there. There are situations that favour the visiting Bucs if you are looking to steal one on the road.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs have a great chance to win the NFC South this season. This is a young team that is looking to rely in incremental improvement to keep pushing forward.
There is not a lot of drama in this camp so far they just want to get to the finish line intact for when the real race begins.
They lost their preseason opener at Cincinnati but they are 4-0 SU in the second of back to back road games in the preseason.
I know those kinds of trends can be meaningless this time of year but they are the better team overall for sure too.
With scheduling and the draft NFL teams are not supposed to be down and out for very long but the Jags have not been over .500 since 2007 with just one season at that magic mark.
This hardly looks like a breakthrough season either though perhaps things are turning around with more experience and maturity in the front office.
I know it is just preseason but the Jags were impressive in scoring 31 points to upset New England in their opener. They were super committed to running the ball – 207 yards – which represents a certain mindset. Though I am sure that the Pats are far from worried about the result.
I would expect more of the same in this one and it may be a good strategy as lots of teams are leery about being overly physical early in the preseason.
They have lost their last 4 in G2 of the preseason, though those were under different regimes.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Buccaneers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games.
- Over is 7-0 in Buccaneers last 7 Thursday games.
- Under is 4-0-1 in Buccaneers last 5 games on grass.
- Over is 5-1 in Jaguars last 6 home games.
- Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Over is 5-2 in Jaguars last 7 games on grass.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Jacksonville -1.5
Spreads in preseason games are never all that daunting but I would expect that the Jags will be favoured, probably by a field goal. Even though some recent trends might not support it I will be backing the home team.
NFL Free Preseason Score Prediction: Jacksonville 24 – Tampa Bay 20
I am expecting the Jags to once again look to dominate on the ground. Assuming they do they can grind this out one as the Bucs are more likely focused on their dress rehearsal game next week.
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